Query w/High Request Rate- Devil on a Sparrow Wings
Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:07 PM
I queried a total of 55 agents, 16 were no reponders, 22 were rejections, and then there were 12 partials and 6 fulls. About a 33% request rate.
Eight months pregnant, Molly answers a knock at her door and finds the last person she’d ever expect—the husband she mourned and buried two years past.
In steampunk Victorian London, revolution threatens as the poor fight for their very survival. Molly Turner knows her invention, a tinkering like no other, could shift the odds in their favor and has few qualms about stealing the part she needs to complete it. Caught red-handed, matters take an unexpected turn when Malcolm Wallace, the famous tinkerer she’s just burgled, is impressed with her design and offers her employment. Working by his side, Molly’s unable to resist his brilliant mind and charming good looks, but when the Secret Service insists Molly spy on Malcolm, she refuses and suffers the consequences. Finding her battered and abused, Malcolm confesses his love, and proposes with a vow to keep her safe.
Tragedy strikes six months into their marriage when Malcolm is caught in an explosion, his body burned beyond recognition. Distraught, Molly only survives his death due to the care and attention of Malcolm’s dear friend, Ian MacKay. Their friendship turns to love and they marry. Happy once more, the last person Molly expects to find on her doorstep is Malcolm, still very much alive after escaping from the Secret Service. With revolution under foot, Molly must choose between one man who is her heart and the other who is her soul.
DEVIL ON A SPARROW’S WING (96,000 words) is a steampunk romance laced with adventure and intrigue. Thank you for your time.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:41 PM
Holy crap, Cali! I'd read it just based on this.
rep: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:55 PM
I hope you're right about Jack. Still early days-- I've started sending it out to the agents that I normally don't have much luck with or the ones that take forever to respond. So far 11 rejections, 3 partials and one full, with a fair amount still out (only started querying a week or two ago). Excited about the full, since the agent I queried (big time NY agency) passed it onto another agent who then contacted me. I've never gotten anything but generic rejects from that agency, so I'm hopeful, though realistic.
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